This new lessons package includes 10 Pink Floyd song lessons
Lesson 1: Is There Anybody Out There Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Is There Anybody Out There starts with some atmospheric sounds and dialogue from a couple of old American TV shows, before a few repetitions of the title phrase in a somewhat demanding tone. The second half of the song becomes a delicate classical guitar arpeggio study in the key of Am. This is a very simple song in most regards and it sounds fine using block chord fingering techniques where you just change your hand position at the end of each measure.
Lesson 2: Fat Old Sun Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
An early Floyd classic, Fat Old Sun is a simple strummer by David Gilmour that he still plays live today. It is from their album Atom Heart Mother, known for its cover featuring a cow in a pasture with no mention of the band to be found. The song features an unusual combination of chords and the lesson touches on playing lead over chords from different keys.
Lesson 3: Brain Damage Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd had been evolving and honing their craft and sound for nearly a decade by the time they released The Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973. The chord progression features combinations of chords that clash a bit. It starts with a pair of D to G7 changes and follows with E while keeping D as the bass note. This is a perfect example of an off-balance series to set the mood for a song about insanity, or at least perceived insanity.
Lesson 4: Comfortably Numb Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb is one of the most popular songs from Pink Floyd’s album The Wall, released in 1970. It is one of only 3 songs on the album credited to both Roger Waters and David Gilmour. This lesson concentrates on just the rhythm guitar aspects of the song. We use a single strumming pattern that is very common in slower songs. The chords are from the keys of Bm (D major) and C, and give the student a good opportunity to work on bar chords.
Lesson 5: Wish You Were Here Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here is the title track from the 1975 release by Pink Floyd. The album was their follow-up to one of the greatest recordings in rock history, The Dark Side Of The Moon, which was released in 1973. This lesson looks at 3 different aspects of the guitar parts in Wish You Were Here; the rhythmic strumming accompaniment backing the vocals, the opening part played in the chord-melody style where a melody is picked out while strumming a couple of chords, and the single-note lead played over the chord-melody section.
Lesson 6: Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
This is really more of an extended suite than a song with many related movements. This comprehensive lesson contains eleven segments and breaks this complex piece into manageable sections. The suite dominated their 1975 album Wish You Were Here.
Lesson 7: Money Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon is a landmark album on many fronts and Money sets the tone with an unusual time signature, a great Roger Waters riff, and dynamic singing and guitar work from David Gilmour. The lesson also goes into thoughts on singing a song with unusual timing.
Lesson 8: Pigs On The Wing Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
Pigs On The Wing is from Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals and was the opening and closing tracks on the album. It is mostly a simple strumming song but, typical of the band, there are some challenging timing problems. This short lesson also addresses the differences between Part 1 and Part 2.
Lesson 9: Another Brick In The Wall Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
This tune is typical of many Pink Floyd songs- slow changing chords, interesting strumming patterns, and memorable leads. This short lesson focuses mostly on the rhythm guitar parts and strumming.
Lesson 10: Wot's The Deal Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd
An obscure song from an obscure album, Obscured By Clouds (1972), Wot’s The Deal is a gentle ballad that uses a descending arpeggiated chord progression before settling into a simple strummer. It is very relaxing and fun to play.